Right to Respect for Private and Family Life in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Campbell v MGN Ltd
    • House of Lords
    • 06 Mayo 2004

    Accordingly, in deciding what was the ambit of an individual's 'private life' in particular circumstances courts need to be on guard against using as a touchstone a test which brings into account considerations which should more properly be considered at the later stage of proportionality. Essentially the touchstone of private life is whether in respect of the disclosed facts the person in question had a reasonable expectation of privacy.

    Instead of the cause of action being based upon the duty of good faith applicable to confidential personal information and trade secrets alike, it focuses upon the protection of human autonomy and dignity - the right to control the dissemination of information about one's private life and the right to the esteem and respect of other people.

  • A v B Plc and Another
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 11 Marzo 2002

    The court is able to achieve this by absorbing the rights which articles 8 and 10 protect into the long-established action for breach of confidence. This involves giving a new strength and breadth to the action so that it accommodates the requirements of those articles.

  • Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No 1)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 21 Diciembre 2000

    Because of these developments in the common law relating to confidence and the apparent obligation on English courts now to take account of the right to respect for private and family life under Article 8 when interpreting the common law, it seems unlikely that Kaye v Robertson (ante), which held that there was no actionable right of privacy in English law, would be decided the same way on that aspect today.

  • McKennitt v Ash
    • Queen's Bench Division
    • 21 Diciembre 2005

    The court concluded that "… the decisive factor in balancing the protection of private life against freedom of expression should lie in the contribution that the published photos and articles make to a debate of general interest. It [was] clear in the instant case that they made no such contribution since the applicant exercises no official function and the photos and articles related exclusively to details of her private life".

    It must follow, in broad terms, that if a person wishes to reveal publicly information about aspects of his or her relations with other people, which would attract the prima facie protection of privacy rights, any such revelation should be crafted, so far as possible, to protect the other person's privacy.

  • K (Appellant) Lbx (Respondents) L and Another M (3)
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 08 Febrero 2012

    In its wider form, incorporating reference to both private and family life, there is a danger that it contains within it an inherent conflict, for elements of private life, such as the right to personal development and the right to establish relationships with other human beings and the outside world, may not always be entirely compatible with existing family life and particularly not with family life in the sense of continuing to live within the existing family home.

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Legislation
  • Human Rights Act 1998
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 1998
    ...... on Human Rights to make provision with respect to holders of certain judicial offices who become ...nature of the act is private. . (6) ‘An act’ includes a failure to act. ...liability to imprisonment for life or any less punishment authorised. by those Acts ... Right to respect for private and family life . Right to respect for private and family ......
  • Immigration Act 2014
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2014
    ...... under subsection (1), a member of P's family who meets the following three conditions may also ... granted on the basis of his or her family life with P;. . . (b) in a case where the family ... leave, be granted leave in his or her own right, but. . . (ii) would be granted leave on the ...(b) the making of a deportation order in respect of a person, or. . . (c) the taking of any ...) breaches a person's right to respect for private and family life under Article 8, and. . . (b) ......
  • Children and Families Act 2014
    • England & Wales
    • 1 de Enero de 2014
    ...... disabilities; to make provision about the right to request flexible working; and for connected ... of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 in respect of C and the application has been refused.". S-3 ... proposed application disrupting the child's life to such an extent that he or she would be harmed ... . (5) In section 1(1) of the Family Law Act 1986 (orders which are Part 1 orders) ... S-95 . Smoking in a private vehicle 95 Smoking in a private vehicle . (1) ......
  • Data Protection Act 2018
    • UK Non-devolved
    • 1 de Enero de 2018
    ...... (b) (b) conferring rights on the data subject to obtain information about ... of State has made an urgency statement in respect of them; . (b) (b) are otherwise subject to the ... of data concerning an individual’s sex life or sexual orientation. S-36 . The second data ... (a) (a) Her Majesty in her private capacity, . (b) (b) Her Majesty in right of the ...1992/2071 (L. 17)) ; . (c) (c) the  Family Proceedings Rules (Northern Ireland) 1996 (S.R. ......
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Books & Journal Articles
  • Human rights v. Insufficient climate action: The Urgenda case
    • Núm. 37-2, Junio 2019
    • Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights
    Climate change is a human rights issue, but what exactly can courts require States to do in this regard? This contribution discusses the Dutch Urgenda case, in which the Court of Appeals recently f...
    ......:pointer;}@media screen{#outline{font-family:Georgia,Times,"Times New ... found a violation of Articles 2 (right to life) and 8 (right to respect for private and family ......
  • Reproductive Health: Morals, Margins and Rights
    • Núm. 81-3, Mayo 2018
    • The Modern Law Review
    Reproductive interventions and technologies have the capacity to generate profound societal unease and to provoke hostile reactions underpinned by various moral concerns. This paper shows that this...
    ......:pointer;}@media screen{#outline{font-family:Georgia,Times,"Times New ... of reproductive rights under the right to respect for private and family life under Article 8. This ......
  • Professional secrecy and legal professional privilege
    • Núm. 25-2, Abril 2018
    • Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law
    Legal privilege and professional secrecy of attorneys relate to the right to a fair trial (Article 6 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)) as well as to the right to respect for private and f...
    ......:pointer;}@media screen{#outline{font-family:Georgia,Times,"Times New ... secrecy of attorneys relate to the right to a fair trial (Article 6 European Convention on ... Rights (ECHR)) as well as to the right to respect for private and family life (Article 8 ECHR). The ......
  • Drawing a (Not-So-Bright) Line under Control Order Liberty Challenges
    • Núm. 74-5, Octubre 2010
    • Journal of Criminal Law, The
    ......:pointer;}@media screen{#outline{font-family:Georgia,Times,"Times New ... Terrorism; Control orders; Conditions; Right to liberty and security; Right to respect for vate and family life The appellant, AP , was an Ethiopian national who ... upon Article 8 rights to respect for private and family life can ‘tip the balance’ in ......
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